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A ball to celebrate the first World Cup in Africa
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) The official match ball for next year's football World Cup finals in South Africa will be called Jabulani, it was announced Friday.

Friday, December 04, 2009 11:42:55 PM

Glittering World Cup draw ceremony held in Cape Town
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) The nail-biting final draw for the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa got underway Friday evening at a glittering African-themed ceremony in Cape Town attended by the cream of world football and South Africa's elite.

Friday, December 04, 2009 11:41:09 PM

Nigeria haven't approached me formally, says Gullit
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) Former world footballer Ruud Gullit Friday dismissed speculation that he was close to signing as Nigeria coach for the 2010 World Cup.

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:40:22 PM

Two bomb scares in Cape Town hours before World Cup draw
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) Part of Cape Town International Convention Centre, venue for the World Cup final draw, was sealed off Friday following a bomb scare.

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:40:04 PM

Blatter launches Fan Fest for 2010 World Cup
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) The Fan Fest project for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was launched in Cape Town on Friday by FIFA president Joseph Blatter.

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:38:03 PM

Figo hopes Portugal draw hosts South Africa
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) Former World Footballer Luis Figo expressed his hope that Portugal draw the host nation South Africa for the 2010 World Cup later Friday.

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:34:25 PM

Three ministers among 11 killed in Somalia blast
Mogadishu, Dec 3 (DPA) A bomb blast ripped through a hotel in the lawless Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing three government ministers and at least eight others.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:18:25 PM

Stage set in Cape Town for nail-biting World Cup draw
Cape Town, Dec 3 (DPA) The stage is set and the trophy has arrived in Cape Town for South Africa's last major test on the road to hosting the football World Cup in six months time.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:13:29 PM

Seven, including three ministers, killed in Somalia blast
Mogadishu, Dec 3 (DPA) A bomb blast ripped through a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing at least seven people, including three ministers.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 5:48:03 PM

Charlize Theron draws 'Ireland' at World Cup draw rehearsal
Cape Town, Dec 2 (DPA) Oscar-award-winning South African actress Charlize Theron put up another good performance when she pulled 'Ireland' during a rehearsal for the World Cup draw on Friday, it emerged Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 6:54:08 PM

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